Michael Bennett
82 Michael Bennett
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

High School:
Alpharetta

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202

Position:
SE

Birthdate:
12/19/1991

Experience:
3VL

Career Highs: 8 receptions at Missouri in 2012
*110 receiving yards vs. Florida Atlantic in 2012
*Long reception of 67 yards vs. Florida Atlantic in 2012
*2 TD receptions (2x), last vs. No. 6 LSU in 2013
*Long TD reception of 67 yards vs. Florida Atlantic in 2012
*1 punt return vs. Coastal Carolina in 2011
*5 punt return yards vs. Coastal Carolina in 2011
*Long punt return of 5 yards vs. Coastal Carolina in 2011

Career: 1-100 yard receiving game

2013: Appeared in 11 games, making nine starts ... Second on the team with 41 receptions for 538 yards and four touchdowns ... Had a season-high seven catches for 89 yards at No. 7 Auburn ... Named one of the team captains and led the team with five catches for 87 yards and a touchdown vs. App. State; his TD helped Aaron Murray set the all-time SEC record for career TD passes ... Returned to action vs. Florida after missing the previous two games and led the team with five catches for 59 yards ... Missed the Missouri and Vanderbilt games with a knee injury he sustained vs. Tennessee ... Had one catch for 14 yards before he sustained a knee injury in the third quarter at Tennessee ... Had three catches for 38 yards and two touchdowns vs. No. 6 LSU ... Led the team with five catches for 60 yards at No. 8 Clemson ... Named to preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award ... Named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team ... Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for spring semester ... Recipient of the Atlanta-Greensboro Football Scholarship and the Tommy & Cheryl Lyons Football Scholarship ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Appeared in five games making three starts ... Suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during practice on Oct. 2 and missed the remainder of the season ... Had a team-high five catches for 70 yards and a career-high two touchdowns vs. Tennessee ... Led the team with a career-high 110 yards receiving on four catches, including a career-long touchdown catch of 67 yards vs. Florida Atlantic ... Caught a career-best eight passes at Missouri for 79 yards, including a then-career-long reception of 22 yards ... Had five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown vs. Buffalo ... Named to Phil Steele Midseason All-SEC Second Team ... Recipient of the Atlanta-Greensboro Football Scholarship and the Tommy Lyons Football Scholarship ... Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for fall semester.

2011: One of team's Newcomer of the Year Award recipients (offense) ... Appeared in 14 games making four starts and catching 32 passes for 320 yards and five TDs ... Caught two passes for 20 yards and a TD at No. 21 Georgia Tech ... Led team with five receptions for 50 yards and a TD vs. No. 24 Auburn ... Started vs. Florida and caught two passes for 25 yards and a TD ... At Vanderbilt, started and led team with seven receptions for 89 yards and recorded a tackle ... Hauled in first three receptions of his career for 24 yards and a TD vs. No. 12 South Carolina ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall semester ... Recipient of the Atlanta-Greensboro Football Scholarship.

2010: Redshirted as a member of the scout team ... Recipient of the Roger F. and Michael A. Kahn Football Scholarship ... Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for summer semester.

High School: Alpharetta, coached by Jason Dukes ... North-South All-Star Game ... SuperPrep All-Dixie Team ... PrepStar All-Region team ... 2010 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50 and Honorable Mention Class AAAAA All-State team ... All-Region and All-Area for WR play ... Scout.com three-Star prospect; #81 RB in the Country ... DawgPost #39 Player in Georgia ... Rivals.com three-star prospect; #55 Wide Receiver; #30 player in Georgia ... ESPN three-star recruit ... MaxPreps calls Bennett one of the most underrated WR prospects in Georgia ... varsity football team captain and team's Offensive Player of the Year in '08 and '09 ... as a senior accounted for 1,084 yards and caught 52 passes for 645 yards and seven TDs ... he also recorded 35 tackles on defense ... as a junior he caught 22 passes for 533 yards and five TDs.

Personal: MICHAEL BENNETT ... Born Dec. 12, 1991 ... Major: Sport Management.

Receiving
Year G/GS Rec. Yards Per/Rec. Per/Gm. TD LG
2011 14/4 32 320 10.0 22.9 5 27 AU
2012 5/3 24 345 14.4 69.0 4 67 FAU
2013 11/9 41 538 13.1 48.9 4 48 AU/NEB
Total 39/16 97 1,203 12.4 30.9 13 67 FAU
Punt Returns
Year Ret. Yards Avg TD LG
2011 1 5 5.0 0 5 CCU
2012 0 0 0.0 0 -
2013 0 0 0.0 0 -
Total 1 5 5.0 0 5 CCU
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